CHIEF INSTRUCTOR AT ELITE MARTIAL ARTS RICHMOND FULL CONTACT KARATE. With more than 23 years experience in full contact karate. I am a highly accomplished fighter and 1st degree black belt holder in Kyokushin Karate. I also have more than 10 years experience in teaching full contact Karate (6 years at London Shootfighters - one of the best MMA GYMS in the world) where i worked with students from no experience at all to top level professional athletes ! While part of the national team of my country for 5 years i took part in training camps where i had the honour to train together with some of the greatest fighters on the planet like Valeri Dimitrov who is 3 times world champion and 16 times European champion. I've also participated in camps with Kenji Midori, Tsukamoto and many more.  Aside from full contact karate i have more than 10 years of combined experience in kickboxing, K1, and amateur boxing, fighting at different promotional show and taking part in amateur boxing competitions.

Meaning of OSU

Kyokushin Spirit – The Spirit of Osu The purpose of Karate training is to train the body. To make it strong and powerful. This is not to be approached on its own. The Body is trained by training the mind. When the mind and body is strong this in turn produces a strong spirit, a strong spirit produces…

Syllabus

Kyokushin karate Syllabus: The EMARTEAM syllabus provides a clear pathway for students to learn and improve. Regular grading examinations are held twice a year normally around June and December (this may vary) Minor gradings can be held at any time during a regular class.  Gradings will not always be announced in advance, so students should…

Meaning of belt colours

The meaning of Belt colours in Kyokushin! From the colours of the belt one can easily judge about the rank and the level of expertise about any person doing karate. The more common colour that we come across is white and black. Where white represents the starting level, Black represents the true expert having highest…

Shihan Judd Reid

Judd Reid was raised in Victoria, Asutralia and left his home in 1990 for Japan to chase his dreams. At the age of 19, he was accepted to study under legendary Kyokushin Karate master Sosai Oyama and Judd was the first (of only two) non-Japanese students to ever complete Sosai Oyama’s gruelling 3-year training programme.…

EMAR SUMMER TRAINING CAMP 2017

EMAR SUMMER TRAINING CAMP 2017 BULGARIA, SANDANSKI TOWN 23.08 – 30.08 Training sessions and instructors There will be a minimum of 3 training sessions (indoors and outdoors) per day. Besides the countless Kyokushin sessions ( most of them led by my very first Kyokushin teacher that taught me everything about Kyokushin Spirit), students will have the chance…